West Hills High

Overview

Student Enrollment
1,958
Best High School in California
#202
 Rating 8 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Grossmont Union High
Type Public
 Phone (619)956-0400
 Location 8756 Mast Blvd.
Santee, CA 92071
Charter School No

West Hills High has an academic rating well above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and average AP course participation. It is ranked 202nd in the best public high schools in California.

Racial Demographics

The West Hills High student body is primarily White with a sizeable Hispanic population and has medium racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White61.6%1,207
Black1.1%21
Hispanic22.8%446
Asian Pacific3%59
Native American Indian0.4%7
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.7%13
Two or more races10.5%205

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 11.8%

14.5% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California high school median of 48.5%. By this measure, West Hills High students are largely upper income and rank 150th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
8th Grade1
Freshman487
Sophomore505
Junior510
Senior455
Total1,958

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
56%
Rank in California
281st
Rating
7 out of 10

Students at West Hills High scored an average 56% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is well above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 23.4% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls45% to 49%*75% to 79%*
Boys35% to 39%*55% to 59%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islanderless than 50%*50% or more*
Blacksuppressed*suppressed*
Hispanic40% to 44%*70% to 74%*
Multiracial50% to 59%*70% to 79%*
White40% to 44%*65% to 69%*
With Disabilites20% or less*21% to 39%*
Limited Englishless than 50%*less than 50%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1118

The average SAT score for West Hills High students in 2016 was 1118.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
56%
Rank in California
117th
Rating
8 out of 10

536 out of 965 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (56%). College admission testing participation is well above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 13% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
24%
AP Pass Rank in California
314th
AP Pass Rate Rating
6 out of 10

West Hills High offers 14 AP courses. 24 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 60% percentile and slightly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. West Hills High had 162 taking AP exams with a 117 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 65% percentile and somewhat above the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 72% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 24% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 6%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 3%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 22%
AP Courses Offered 14

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate9%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate10%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate7%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.7%13
Boys1.1%11
Girls0.2%2
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.3%5
Boys0.5%5
Girls0%0

Location

West Hills High
8756 Mast Blvd.
Santee, CA
92071
(619)956-0400

9 out of 10 1

District

Grossmont Union High
La Mesa, CA